I’ve spoken about how limiting beliefs can hold you back from achieving your dreams and goals before, but I want to go a little further and show you how you can turn them around in 3 simple steps.
Let’s start off with some examples of ten common limiting beliefs:
- I’m too old
- I’m not smart enough
- I am not educated enough
- I’m afraid of trying and failing
- You have to have money to make money
- I’ve already tried everything
- I can’t do that
- I don’t feel I really deserve it
- I’ll never be able to do that
- All the good ones are taken
Now, here’s how to turn them around:
State/say the opposite of the limiting belief and find examples where this is true.
Source: Top 10 Self-Limiting Beliefs
Double down on your new empowering belief.
Ask yourself these two questions and think about what the new insight is here:
- “what would I have to believe to feel this way?“
- “what would I have to do to achieve this?“
For example, if you wanted to learn how to roller-skate, but are afraid and say: “I’m afraid of trying and failing”. But if you choose a new empowering belief, you would say “yes I might fail but if I don’t try, I’ll never know.”
For the first question: what would I have to believe to feel this way?, you might answer:
“I’m learning how to skate. I know I’m not going to get it right the first time. But, if I keep trying, in six months’ time I’m going to be so much better at it.”
And for the second question: what would I have to do to achieve this?, you might answer:
“I’ve always wanted to learn how to roller-skate. I will try knowing that it will take me a while to learn how to do it well. I will probably fall a lot in the beginning and get discouraged, but that’s all a part of my learning so it’s okay. I just need to keep going.”
Now triple down on your new empowering belief
Ask yourself these two questions again:
- “what would I have to believe to feel this way even more?“
- “what would I have to do even more to achieve this?“
But this time dig deeper and look for the greater insight here.
For the first question: what would I have to believe to feel this way even more?, you might answer:
“I get to learn a fun new exercise that keeps me healthy. Sure, for a few months, I will feel silly, but once I can skate well, I’ll be a badass!”
And for the second question: what would I have to do even more to achieve this?, you might answer:
“I need to accept that I will feel silly while I am learning how to skate. There will be people who are better than me – this is great because it’s an opportunity to get tips and may help me improve my skating skills quicker. I need to be consistent and keep going.”
Following these steps allows you to start putting beliefs in place that you are committed to. By being consistent with these actions, you build momentum and start to develop new empowering beliefs.
Most people believe their doubts because they are running a blueprint that limits them.
Changing your limiting beliefs is life-changing because you give yourself the opportunity to live a life without limits!
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